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Maximum Surge (2003)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 23 June 2003
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When a super computer is linked to a video game network, a computer programmer who designed the game must enter the virtual reality world of his fantasies and defeat the computer before it causes a worldwide information crash.

Director:

Jason Bourque

Writer:

Keith Shaw
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yasmine Bleeth ... Jo (archive footage)
Walter Koenig ... Drexel (archive footage)
Dominika Juillet ... Elaine Barker (as Dominika Wolski)
Woody Jeffreys ... Steve Hunter
Doug Abrahams ... Mr. Brinkman
Craig McNair Craig McNair ... NPD Officer Pinkerton
Marek Wiedman Marek Wiedman ... Commander
Alvin Sanders ... Professor Roswell
Erin Karpluk ... Zoey
France Perras ... Synthi
Manny Petruzzelli Manny Petruzzelli ... Drexel (voice)
Brian Dobson ... DJ
Andy Hirsch ... Codec
Dick Miller ... Boxing Cornerman (archive footage)
Michael Buffer ... Boxing Announcer (archive footage)
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Storyline

Ace game programmer, Steve Hunter is sucked into a virtual computer game world controlled by Drexel, the world's fastest computer addicted to computer games. To save humankind and himself, Steve must do battle inside Drexel's world with the aid of JO an AI robot he created. Written by Lindsay James

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Taglines:

Vitual Reality... Bytes

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some dialogue
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Official Sites:

Insight Film

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Game Over See more »

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Budget:

CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Insight Film Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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In the trailer, Walter Koenig's own voice is used for the scenes with the humanoid Drexel. In the actual film however, all of Koenig's dialogue is overdubbed by Manny Petruzzelli. See more »

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Edited from Corpse Killer (1994) See more »

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Oh God, the Pain
8 April 2004 | by dravenleeSee all my reviews

Please. Do yourself a favour and AVOID THIS FILM. A self proclaimed Bad Movie Fan, this transcended the realm of "bad" and entered the world of "ow. ow. that's not nice. good film doesn't deserve this. ow."

With top billing going to Bleeth and Koenig, you'd at least expect some sort of ACTING out of them. Bleeth bounces around for about a full 15 minutes of the film with minimal dialogue and no direct shots of her face - unless, of course, she's yelling at the not often seen first person main character. Not even a decent body shot, which is what we all know the boys are looking for. Koenig delivers a lackluster, also hardly seen performance as the digital embodiment of a computer gone unsatisfactorily explained haywire.

Now. The movie. It wanted to be The Matrix. It wanted to be eXistenZ it wanted to be Hackers and it wanted to be Mission to Mars. In fact, it wanted to be almost Every Movie Ever. It failed. on all counts.

The plot, without giving it away (not that there's much to give away) is that the government has comissioned a supercomputer. to take over the world. by destroying it. only it's a top secret non existant branch of the government with no real chain of commaned and crap ass direction. the plot holes are so big in this baby that i could drive a mac truck through them.

y'know, i don't really want to spend the time and mental anguish neccessary to review this film. just DON'T SEE IT AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS. no matter WHAT your options are, i promise that something, anything at all, watching paint dry, is a better use of your time then this disgraceful piece of half assed cinema.


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